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ESCUDERO -- VALENTE H. Mr. Valente H. "Shorty" Escudero, 82, a resident of Albuquerque, went to be with the Lord on June 23, 2005. Mr. Escudero is survived by his wife, Leonor; ten children, Yolanda Escudero, Pastor Val Escudero and wife, Lorraine, Jessie Talavera and husband, Rudy, Tillie Soto and Walter Lucero, Candie Guerrero and husband, Ramon, Max Escudero and wife, Velma, Elizabeth Martinez and husband, Valente, Ralph Escudero and wife, Stacey, Rose Escudero, Eva Melendez and husband, Jose; two sisters, Nena and Manuela; 36 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A visitation for Mr. Escudero will be Sunday afternoon at Victory Outreach, 901 Sunset SW from 1:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. with a Service to be held at 2:00 p.m. Cremation has taken place. Blessed is the man whose house is full of children PSALM 127-5 Arrangements by: Gabaldon Mortuary 1000 Old Coors Rd SW 243-7861
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HIXSON -- Douglas R. Hixson "Carnal" went home to be with the Lord on June 11, 2005 at the age of 40. He was born on March 12, 1965 in Nashville, TN. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Garcia Mortuary. Burial will follow at the Pajarito Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Michael Moya, Manuel Moya, Jesse Chavez, Michael Cossel, Scott Sweat, and Dustin Sweat. Services are in the care of: GARCIA MORTUARY 717 Stover Ave. S.W. 243-5222
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KAESEMAN -- Susan Anne Kaeseman, 58, a resident of Albuquerque since 1993, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005 following an illness. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Firlit Blackburn and son-in-law, Jon of Michigan; one grandson, Ryan Blackburn; brother, Brian Kaeseman of Edgewood, NM; sisters, Cathy Czubek and brother-in-law, Richard of Batavia, OH and Carol Stahl of Amarillo, TX; and ten nieces and nephews. Sue was the second daughter of Carl and Priscilla Kaeseman of Detroit, MI. Her parents and elder brother, Philip Kaeseman preceded her in death. She was employed by PNM as a staff assistant to Colin Adams. Previously she worked at the New Mexico Public Defenders Office. Sue was born in Detroit, MI on May 22, 1947. She graduated Cody High School where she was a member of the choir. Her many talents included floral design and interior decorating following training at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, MI. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Reception will be held at French Mortuary, Lomas Blvd. Stateroom, 10500 Lomas Blvd., Saturday, June 25, 2005, 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Sue's name may be made to the Animal Humane Society Assoc. of NM, Inc., 615 Virginia SE, 87108.
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LASATER -- Sandra Lynn Lasater (Anderson), daughter of Theodore Lasater and Janice Lasater, passed away on June 20, 2005 at 9:45 a.m. She is survived by fiance, Dereck Kitridge; also brothers, Don Lasater, James Lasater and Boyd Lasater; her six children, Luther J. Oldfield, Janice L. Goodrich, Jerimiah J. Oldfield, Susie Q. Woods, Joyce K. Lasater, and Sandra L. Lasater; 17 grandchildren; and those that loved her. Services will be held at Mountain View Baptist Church on June 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Followed by reception. Located at 5500 2nd Street SW, Albuquerque.
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MONTOYA -- Arsenio (Archie) Montoya, age 86, died Wednesday evening, June 22, 2005 at the home of his son in Albuquerque. The Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m., Sunday evening, June 26, 2005. The Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 27, 2005. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery. His seven sons will serve as pallbearers. Mr. Montoya was born June 27, 1918 in Romeroville, NM to the home of Maria and Isidro Montoya. He grew up in the Las Vegas, NM area where he lived until 1961. On May 5, 1935 in Las Vegas, he was married to Margaret "Maggie" Armijo. During World War II he served in the Army. While living in Las Vegas, he worked in the oil fields as a truck driver and later for the City of Las Vegas as a Police Officer. In 1961, he moved to Portales, NM and was employed by Borden Peanut Co. and also Williams Peanuts. For several more years, he worked at the Selected Casings Plant. In 1980 he moved to Las Vegas. For several years he was employed as a night clerk at El Fidel Hotel. He was a member of the Senior Citizens in Las Vegas. He enjoyed playing poker and watching wrestling matches. As a young man he liked riding horses. He was a very good dancer, and had even won a first place in a fiesta dance contest. He was a faithful member of the Catholic Church. He is survived by seven sons and four daughters-in-law, Arsenio Montoya, Jr., Tommy and Alice Montoya, David and Cecilia Montoya, Robert and Lupe Montoya and Joe Montoya all of Portales, Rudy and Imelda Montoya of Odessa, TX, and Miguel Montoya and his fiance, Priscilla Romero of Albuquerque; four daughters and sons-in-law, Gloria and Manuel Archuleta and Mary Lou and Jake Lucero, all of Las Vegas, NM, Beatrice and Jake Lopez of Portales and Geraldine and David Gallegos of Albuquerque; 43 grandchildren including one especially devoted grandson, Ernest Gutierrez; 77 great-grandchildren; and 25 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Angie Tapia of Portales and his faithful Chihuahua, Milagro. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leopoldo and two others who died as infants; three sisters, Adela Armijo, Martina Montoya and Petra Gomez; a son, Ernest Montoya; a daughter, Lucille Gutierrez; a grandchild; and by his wife, Maggie, who died August 27, 1971.
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TURPEN -- Frank Turpen of Albuquerque passed away on June 20, 2005 of health complacations. Frank is survived by his children, DuWayne, Tanya, Anthony, Stacey, Michelle, and Christopher. Memorial services will be in Gallup at the Lighthouse Church, 808 E. 66 (upstairs in the Southwest Pawn Building),on Saturday June 25, 2005 at 2 p.m. Questions taken at 610-1308.
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VALENCIA -- RONALD M. VALENCIA, age 57, passed away in Albuquerque on Wednesday, June 22, 2005. He was diagnosed with Huntington's Disease. He was preceded in death by his mother, Della Franz; great-grandmother, Julia Benavidez; aunt, Juliette Mente. He is survived by his wife, Rosa Q. Valencia of Albuquerque; sons: Christopher A. Valencia wife Jamie of Albuquerque, Miguel R. Valencia and fiancee Sarah of Albuquerque; father, Joe Valencia wife Celia of Albuquerque; brother: Frank Valencia wife Lisa of Albuquerque; sister, Cindy Sain and husband Steve of California, Peggy Megginson and husband Rich of Albuquerque, Juan Carlos Mascarenas of Cerro, NM. Ron was a father figure and mentor to many young people including: Quatro Gillis, Pete Bolton, George Escamilla, Pietro Berardinelli and numerous nephews, nieces, aunts/uncles cousins, and many friends in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Pecos. He married his sweetheart in 1989. Academic accomplishments: He attended St. Michael's high school, received his bachelors degree in government from New Mexico State University, Jurisprudence doctorate from University of New Mexico in 1982. Ron was "Champion for the underdog", fraternal memberships: New Mexico State Bar. Former officer Board of Director's "La Compania Theatro." Memorial contributions may be directed to: Huntington's Disease Society of America: 505 Eight Avenue, Suite 902, New York, NY 10018 Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. Berardinelli Family Chapel. A Rosary on Sunday, June 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at Berardinelli Family Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, June 27, 2005 at 11:00 .a.m. St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos, New Mexico. Interment will follow at (Pecos Cemetery). Pallbearers: George Escamilla, Pietro Berardinelli, Carl Tsosie, Pete Boulton, Al Carbajal and David McNeece. Honorary Pallbearers: Quatro Gillis, and John Mascarenas. Arrangements are under the direction of Berardinelli Family Funeral Service, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600
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WALLIS -- OLIN WALLIS Born December 2, 1980 Died June 24, 2003 Your absence is a huge hole in life, yet your smile lives on in the blue-eyed photos. We learned from you to live while we can, and to help others in need. We will never forget you.
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WILSON -- Gary Edd Wilson, 49, of Edgewood, NM, died Friday, June 17, 2005, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Ft. Worth, TX on June 3, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Beth Wilson; two daughters, Ashle and Jenny; his mother, Mary Ann Baird of Lubbock, TX; and his father, Noel Edd Wilson of New Orleans, LA. Gary was a 1973 graduate of Monterey High School in Lubbock, TX and attended Texas Tech University. He was employed by Professional Flooring Supply of Ft. Worth, TX at the time of his death. Gary will best be remembered as a man of character and integrity who dearly loved his family and his Lord. His infectious sense of humor and love of people will be sorely missed by many. Services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2005, 1:30 p.m., at New Life City, 4830 Pan American Freeway NE. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial contributions be made in Gary's name to Hosanna Faith Comes by Hearing Project, 2421 Aztec Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87107 (1-800-545-6552). French Mortuary 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE 275-3500
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ANDREA -- Kris Andrea, 47, died Saturday, June 18, 2005 at her home in Durango, CO of an apparent self-inflicted carbon-monoxide poisoning. A Prayer Service will be Friday, June 24, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. at Hood Mortuary in Durango, CO. A gathering of friends will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. Cremation will occur at Hood Mortuary Crematory in Durango. Visitation will be held at Hood Mortuary on Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Andrea was born December 18, 1957 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Kenneth and Carole Duerr. She was one of six children. After high school, she attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ where she earned a B.A. in philosophy and creative writing. After college, she worked as a paralegal and then became one of the principal hiking guides at the Canyon Resort in Tucson. She then moved to Durango, CO in 1996 and completed training as a massage therapist. While in Durango, she met the man who would become her husband, cardiologist Dr. Bruce Andrea. The Andreas enjoyed many outdoor pursuits, including both cross-country and Alpine skiing, hiking, biking and gardening. Her husband described her as being full of compassion and care for others. "She supported me in my career," said Dr. Andrea, "giving me real strength to persevere in my own attempts to build a full-service, quality cardiovascular program here." She had been studying for the past two years for a master's degree in counseling at Adams State College in Alamosa, CO and had a 4.0 grade-point average for the last semester. She is survived by Dr. Bruce Andrea (spouse) of Durango, CO, Ryon Yemm (son) of Crystal Lake, IL, Kenneth Duerr (father) of Springfield, IL, Carole Nerone (mother) of Springfield, IL, Bill Nerone (step-father) of Springfield, IL, Karen Rust (sister) of Schaumberg, IL, Joy Duerr (sister) of Springfield, IL, Thomas Duerr (brother) of Springfield, IL, and David Duerr (brother) of Springfield, IL. She was preceded in death by her sister, Susan Sefried. Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be mailed to Dr. Bruce Andrea for the benefit of the Kris Andrea Mental Health Account, c/o Bank of Colorado, P.O. Drawer N, Durango, CO, 81302 or to the Kris Andrea Memorial Youth Scholarship Fund, c/o the San Juan Symphony, P.O. Box 1073, Durango, CO, 81302.
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